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Cynthia Petersen
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Cynthia Petersen
Stockton, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years of experience
(815) 401-4700 126 S. Main Street
Stockton, IL 61085
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Before I became an attorney, I worked for a retirement plan sponsor, learning the ins and outs of ERISA and investments in retirement plans. As part of my duties, I worked with the legal department to qualify QDROs. As an attorney, I have drafted and entered hundreds of QDROs, QILDROs and other orders dividing pensions and 401a, 401k, 403b, 457b and TSP accounts for over 23 years. I have been qualified as an expert witness in retirement plan divisions, and I have successfully litigated many retirement plan division issues. I can draft orders for you to enter or...
Ryan R. Stodden
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Ryan R. Stodden
Stockton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 373-4109 123 W. Front Street
Stockton, IL 61085
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Northern Illinois University
Bridget C. Trainor
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Bridget C. Trainor
Freeport, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years of experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 West Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Ralph E Elliott
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Ralph E Elliott
Freeport, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years of experience
(815) 233-1022 1005 W. Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Ralph Elliott has been engaged in the practice of law in Freeport, Illinois since 1981. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Summa Cum Laude, earning Phi Beta Kappa recognition in 1978.He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1981. Ralph is admitted to the practice of law in the state of Illinois, the federal courts for the Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar), the Central District of Illinois, and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Christina M. Weller
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Christina M. Weller
Freeport, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 233-1022 1005 Loras Drive
Freeport, IL 61032
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Elder and Probate
University of Iowa
Christina Willman earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2018. She received a degree in Agribusiness, Cum Laude, upon graduating from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in 2015. While in law school, Christina was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court team. In addition, Christina was a student attorney in the Clinical Law program, focusing on estate planning and general litigation. She also has completed legal internships at Vermeer Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and agricultural equipment in Pella, Iowa, and the Michigan Farm Bureau.

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Abigayle J. Endress
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Abigayle J. Endress
Freeport, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 233-1022 1005 West Loras Drive
P.O. Box 1149
Freeport, IL 61032
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Real Estate
Abigayle (Abby) Endress grew up in Pearl City, Illinois. She graduated from Highland Community College in 2018. In 2020, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School in 2023, with a certificate in Food and Agricultural Law. While in law school, Abby was selected as a teaching assistant for an introductory legal research course and worked as a student attorney in the Drake Legal Clinic. She was also a member of Drake Law Women, Drake Agriculture and Environmental Association,...
Robert E. Eden
Lena, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years of experience
(815) 369-5273 152 W Main St
Lena, IL 61048-0471
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Michael J. Smith
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Michael J. Smith
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years of experience
(815) 240-9792 4615 E. State St. Suite 101
Rockford, IL 61108
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Since entering private practice, Attorney Smith has maintained a general practice with a concentration in family law. He has been a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Winnebago County Bar Association for over forty years each. Attorney Smith is currently a member of the family law section of each of these associations. He is currently on an advisory panel for the American Bar Association. He has been a presenter to other attorneys locally on family law and child related topics.

For over forty years Attorney Michael J. Smith has provided experienced family law representation. Family law...
Meghan Bolte
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Meghan Bolte
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(815) 399-1400 1707 E State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Meghan N. Bolte received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Accounting and Political Science from Augustana College in 2007. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the John Marshall Law School in 2010, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was also a member of the John Marshall Law Review and a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2010 and to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 2011. She is currently a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Winnebago County Bar Association.
Richard P. Walsh
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Richard P. Walsh
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(815) 981-4841 1707 East State St.
Rockford, IL 61104
Estate Planning, Employment and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Jennifer Holder
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Jennifer Holder
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(815) 962-0044 308 W State St.
Suite 210
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Thomas Laye
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Thomas Laye
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years of experience
(815) 962-0044 308 W State St.
Suite 210
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Pamela Fox
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(815) 490-4913 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
University of Colorado School of Law
Stephen Moore
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years of experience
(815) 490-4903 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Charles D. Schlueter
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years of experience
(815) 516-8264 4023 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Gary L. Ecklund
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 60 years of experience
(815) 516-8264 4023 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Jay Trost
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 964-0058 1 Court Place
Ste 103
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Russell Holesinger
Morrison, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 772-2164 105 E Main St
Morrison, IL 61270
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Edward Mitchell
Lanark, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 493-6339 110 N Broad St
Lanark, IL 61046
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Fred Wham III
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 484-5461 1111 S Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning and Business
David E. Mayfield
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 229-5333 4023 Charles St
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Franklin Eubank Jr
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 961-9668 126 N Church St
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Michael Carl Downey
Dixon, IL Estate Planning Attorney
(815) 288-6688 420 W 2nd St
Dixon, IL 61021
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Thomas Senneff
Fulton, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 589-2929 408 11th Ave
Fulton, IL 61252
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Mark C. Johnson
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 315-4277 321 West State Street
Suite 1200
Rockford, IL 61101
Estate Planning
David E. Mayfield
Rockford, IL Estate Planning Lawyer
(815) 516-8264 4023 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Estate Planning
Sean L. Robertson
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Sean L. Robertson
Yorkville, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years of experience
201 E. Veterans Parkway
Suite 14B
Yorkville, IL 60560
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
DePaul College of Law
Sean Robertson is an experienced business law and real estate attorney with more than 14 years of experience. He graduated from DePaul University College of Law and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he gained a strong background in taxation law during his time in law school. Sean Robertson's legal experience has been varied and has involved issues surrounding business litigation, wealth management, estate planning, divorce, and family law.

During the last recession, Sean worked to litigate a wide variety of cases involving loan disputes, business interests, creditor/debtor contracts, and post-judgment law. This background gives him the understanding needed to...
Ray Choudhry
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Ray Choudhry
Moline, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years of experience
(309) 797-8000 1515 5th Ave #430
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Ray recieved his J.D. at Northwestern University in 1974 and M.B.A. at Northwestern University in 1972 with a B.A. at California State, L.A. in 1968. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Rock Island County Bar Association.

Former Public Administrator of Rock Island County

Former Public Guardian of Rock Island County

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Lidia E Serrano
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Lidia E Serrano
Geneva, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years of experience
(630) 844-8781 431 Williamsburg Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I have been practicing law since 2001. I graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May of 2001 and from DePaul University in June of 1996. My main area of concentration is family law, i.e., divorce, paternity, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as custody) and adoption. As a family law attorney, I understand that my clients have to make difficult decisions while dealing with complex issues and emotions. As such, I believe that the key to successful representation depends not only in understanding the underlying issues, but, also in experience and expertise in the law...
Daniel J. Kollias
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Daniel J. Kollias
(630) 407-1200 330 W State St
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Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfGeneva, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years of experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Notre Dame Law School and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Daniel J. Kollias' combination of experience in the real world and in the courtroom sets him apart from other attorneys. He represents clients with the goal of finding practical solutions to complex problems. Prior to starting his firm, Dan successfully owned and managed a restaurant and bar in Elmhurst for a few years before returning to the practice of law. He understands business from the perspectives of both the entrepreneur and the advocate.

Dan is at home both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Dan gained extensive in-court experience as a prosecutor in the...
Lauren Jackson
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Lauren Jackson
Elgin, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(847) 714-2866 2001 Larkin Ave. Suite 202
Elgin, IL 60123
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Lauren Jackson focuses her practice primarily in the areas of real estate and estate planning, although her background includes probate, contracts, corporate formation and business succession planning. Lauren’s unintimidating, caring approach has garnered her a respectable reputation all over Northern Illinois. With her dedication for efficient cost effective services, you will learn that with Lauren on your side you have a reachable attorney with your best intentions in mind. Lauren prides herself on quality work over quantity and it has proved she is a success based on past customer positive reviews. Lauren eagerly represents...
James G Militello III
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James G Militello III
Woodstock, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(815) 338-2040 747 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfEstate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Militello is the Managing Parter at Prime Law Group, LLC. Prime Law Group is truly a team of lawyers and staff. Our collaborative approach often takes the form of cooperation to share past experiences and develop creative approaches to new issues. This team approach has the additional advantage that if a new issue suddenly arises or an existing project becomes a top client priority, we can quickly assign additional lawyers who will already have the background necessary to tackle the problem at full speed.
Justin Mark Hastings
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Justin Mark Hastings
West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of experience
(847) 844-0698 526 Market Loop, Ste D
West Dundee, IL 60118
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Northern Illinois University
While working full time, and raising his two children, Justin started college in pursuit of becoming an attorney. His dream has been brought to fruition as he is ready and able to tirelessly represent his clients. He considers his role as an attorney to not only be an advocate for his clients, but also for the community. Justin brings passion and strong ethical fortitude to the practice of law. When not practicing law, Justin enjoys spending time coaching youth football and baseball.

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Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D. & Certificate in Civil Advocacy, 2016

DePaul University, B.A. Philosophy &...
Benedict Schwarz II
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Benedict Schwarz II
West Dundee, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years of experience
(847) 428-7725 303 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
The John Marshall Law School
Benedict Schwarz, II has limited his practice to matrimonial and family law for over 40 years. He is a past director of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is also a trained divorce mediator; Mr. Schwarz has taught numerous 40-hour divorce mediation training and conflict resolution seminars and has also co-authored chapters on the subject in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education publications.

In 1992, Mr. Schwarz was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Commissioner of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). In 2001, Mr. Schwarz was appointed the Chairperson of the Commission from January...
Kevin G. Drendel
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Kevin G. Drendel
Batavia, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(630) 406-5440 111 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL 60510
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfEstate Planning, Business and Probate
Northern Illinois University
Kevin G. Drendel Cornell College, cum laude, and a 1991 graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, magna cum laude. While at Northern Illinois University, he was a member of the Law Review, and published an article in the University’s scholarly (NIU Law Review 73, 1990). He also received the West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. He is admitted to practice in front of all Illinois State Courts and the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of Illinois. Kevin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association: Director (1999-2000), ...
Christine S. Janis
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Christine S. Janis
(224) 655-7179 200 N. Northwest Highway
Suite 201
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationBarrington, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years of experience
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Christine’s focus as an attorney is on helping her clients through the most difficult situations life offers. Whether her clients are facing criminal charges, the end of a marriage, issues related to children, or end of life concerns, Christine’s passion for helping them through these issues is evident through her honesty, patience, and ability to make even the most complex legal issues make sense to her clients. Christine attended the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she graduated cum laude with Juris Doctorate degree. During her tenure at NIU College of Law, she earned a Certificate in Criminal Practice. She...
Karrsten Goettel
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Karrsten Goettel
South Elgin, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years of experience
(847) 695-2000 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60177
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago
Karrsten Goettel concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, real estate development, leasing, zoning and land use, business, merger and acquisition transactions (sales and purchases of assets and/or stock), corporate and business law and estate planning and administration. He has practiced among our firm's attorneys since 1997 and as a partner since 2002.

Mr. Goettel currently serves on the Board of Commissioners of the St. Charles Park District (where he is President), as a member of the St. Charles Housing Commission and as a Board Member of the Celtic Sports Foundation. From 2000 to 2002, he...
Brian J. Banahan
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Brian J. Banahan
(630) 868-3910 22 S. 4th Street Ste 5
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationGeneva, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years of experience
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Brian J. Banahan has been practicing law in DuPage, Kane and Cook County Illinois for over 20 years. He began his legal career and learned his way around the courtroom in 1997 as a full time 711 prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. From there, Mr. Banahan moved to serve as chief legal counsel and Deputy Public Administrator for DuPage County for 17 years. In that job, Mr. Banahan managed, administered, litigated, settled, and closed hundreds of decedent’s estates and an extensive number of related legal matters in nearly every area of the law. In the process, he...
Michael J Rada
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Michael J Rada
Barrington, IL Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of experience
(224) 655-5200 840 S. Northwest Hwy, Ste 102
Barrington, IL 60010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
The John Marshall Law School
Michael Rada is the owner and sole practitioner in the Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC located in Barrington, Illinois. Michael’s practice serves clients with matters in estate planning, probate, elder law and business law. Michael has served clients ranging from mid-sized companies to individuals.

Knowing that the law is not a “one size fits all” proposition, Michael applies his wealth of experience dealing with people and complex problems in finding the right solution for each individual client. He believes that listening to the client and fully understanding the desired outcome is an essential part of the legal process. In addition,...
Aaron J. Lytle
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Aaron J. Lytle
South Elgin, IL Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(847) 695-2400 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60142
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Akron
Aaron J. Lytle is one of the firm's suburban Chicago attorneys who practices in several key areas: estate planning and wealth protection, wills and trusts, probate administration, trust administration, business planning, taxation, real estate and special needs planning for children with disabilities. Mr. Lytle has spent several years working in the business sector on corporate issues relating to succession planning, valuation, acquisitions and generating capital. Before joining AHR, he worked for companies such as American Express and Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase).

Mr. Lytle also previously served on the Board of Trustees for DayOne Reliance, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that...
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